Ripe and expressive with mountain strawberry, raspberry, and dark cherry notes braced upon orange peel and clove.
Elegant and polished on the palate with juicy fruit flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry, and cranberry balanced upon vanilla and crème brûlée leading into a rich, silky finish.
The warmest vintage on record for Washington. Bud break occurred two-three weeks early in most sites. Increased irrigation and proper canopy management allowed for healthy vines and fruit development. Cooler, more average fall temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime, with smaller berries for increased structure. Harvest started on August 25th and lasted through early October
Small lot fermentations in stainless steel tanks with 25% whole clusters. The cap was manually punched down two times per day. Pressed and transferred to barrels to complete secondary fermentation. The wine was aged sur lie for 14 months in neutral French Oak barrels.